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Kim (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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Kim is an orphan, living from hand to mouth in the teeming streets of Lahore. One day he meets a man quite unlike anything in his wide experience, a Tibetan lama on a quest. Kim's life suddenly acquires meaning and purpose as he becomes the lama's guide and protector — his chela. Other forces are at work as Kim is sucked into the intrigue of the Great Game and travels the Grand Trunk Road with his lama.

How Kim and the lama meet their respective destinies on the road and in the mountains of India forms one of the most compelling adventure tales of all time.

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Kim tells the gripping story of an Irish orphan in India who goes from being the disciple of a gentle Tibetan lama into the shadowy world of British espionage. Kim and the lama meet their respective destinies in the mountains of India.

Synopsis:

Reared in the teeming streets of India at the turn of the century, the orphan Kim is the 'Friend of all the world', an imp with an endless interest in the extraordinary characters he meets daily. One of them, an old Tibetan lama, sets him on the path that will lead him to travel the Great Trunk Road, and become a spy for the British.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” and “Danny Deever”—which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kim—which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936

Edward W. Said is University Professor at Columbia, where he has taught English and Comparative Literature since 1963. His books include Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography; Beginnings; Intention and Method; The Question of Palestine; Literature and Society; The World, the Text and the Critic; Covering Islam; Orientalism; After the Last Sky; Blaming the Victim; Musical Elaborations; Culture and Imperialism; Representations of the Intellectual; Out of Place: A Memoir; The End of the Peace Process; Oslo and After and Peace and Its Dicontents: Gaza to Jericho 1993-1995.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140183528
Editor:
Said, Edward W.
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Author:
Kipling, Rudyard
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Irish
Subject:
Lamas
Subject:
India History 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19870901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.82x5.10x.71 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140183528 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Kim tells the gripping story of an Irish orphan in India who goes from being the disciple of a gentle Tibetan lama into the shadowy world of British espionage. Kim and the lama meet their respective destinies in the mountains of India.
"Synopsis" by , Reared in the teeming streets of India at the turn of the century, the orphan Kim is the 'Friend of all the world', an imp with an endless interest in the extraordinary characters he meets daily. One of them, an old Tibetan lama, sets him on the path that will lead him to travel the Great Trunk Road, and become a spy for the British.

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